North Korea warns of food crisis, slashes rations before next leaders’ summit

FILE PHOTO - A North Korean farm is seen in the rice paddy fields on Hwanggumpyong Island, located in the middle of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, North Phyongan Province, North Korea, June 19, 2015. REUTERS/Jacky Chen /File Photo

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea has warned that it is facing a food shortfall of some 1.4 million tons in 2019 and has been forced to almost halve rations, blaming high temperatures, drought, floods and United Nations sanctions in a memo seen by Reuters on Thursday. The release of the undated two-page memo by […]

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